Electrochemical Energy

Renewable energy sources offer a sustainable solution to meet the energy needs of the future. To overcome the intermittency of solar and wind we are focusing on strategies to address energy storage and conversion using batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers in transformative ways.

Addressing the Global Energy Crisis

The Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC) is using a multiscale approach to discover groundbreaking technology and accelerate commercialization. CEEC joins together faculty and researchers from across the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who study electrochemical energy with interests ranging from electrons to devices to systems. Our industry partnerships enable the realization of breakthroughs in electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

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Recent Publications


December 17, 2018

Columbia Engineering Electrochemical Center Internship Fund

The Columbia Engineering Electrochemical Energy Center aims to address climate change through the development of electrochemical methods that enable large-scale deployment of renewable electricity generation and electric vehicles as well as exploiting abundant renewable electricity sources for clean production of chemicals and fuels.

September 27, 2018

Polymer coating to cool buildings developed by CEEC member Yuan Yang and Nanfang Yu

Columbia Engineers have developed a new paint that is able to actively cool buildings and other types of infrastructure by removing white pigment and incorporating a polymer coating. The polymeric paint exhibits nano-to-microscale air voids, that act as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied exactly like commercial paint.

The full press release can be found on the Columbia Engineering website.